ABOUT MOUNTAINPASS PERFORMANCE
MOUNTAIN PASS PERFORMANCE is an EV oriented performance company started in 2017 by a group with a deep rooted history in motorsport. Our goal is to carry that background to the electric car community, and develop EV’s into not only efficient and logical vehicles – but objects of desire. Cars that you want to drive. Cars that are rewarding and exciting to drive. There is more to performance than just power and straight line acceleration. And that is what we’re all about.
SASHA ANIS has over 15 years of experience in the automotive motorsport industry specializing in vehicle dynamics, data logging, motorsport electronics, as well as engine calibration and component design.
In 2017 we took on an EV conversion project to build what we considered to be the ultimate sports car. A very capable Lotus Evora with an underwhelming engine was turned into a 500 horsepower monster in short order with the help of a Tesla drive unit. Blue Lightning has received more than it’s fair share of attention – garnering almost a million views across multiple YouTube videos. The first season with the car was extremely successful, with full reliability and a number of track days under it’s belt, we’ve proven how capable an EV road car can be on and off the track.
The reason for the EV build was to invest our energies and passion for the automobile to a more sustainable and responsible future. We wanted to be doing something we felt good about – without being boring. Blue Lightning is a great example of that, and our goal is to bring products to market that enhance the enjoyment, efficiency and performance of EVs.
We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what you’d like to see us working on. If there’s demand – we’re interested in making it happen.
If you’re not already driving an EV, maybe it’s time you think about it. It’s an electric party.
MOUNTAIN PASS PERFORMANCE
STARTED AS AN OFFSHOOT OF OUR MOTORSPORTS ELECTRONICS COMPANY ONPOINT DYNO
HAS TUNED AND WORKED WITH SOME OF THE FASTEST CARS IN THE WORLD. THE VEHICLE PICTURED IS A TIME ATTACK PROJECT THAT IS CURRENTLY THE FASTEST OF IT’S KIND IN NORTH AMERICA.
WE HAVE BEEN RACING IN PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT FOR OVER 10 YEARS, HAVING WON CHAMPIONSHIPS AND RACES WITH CARS WE BUILT OURSELVES FROM THE GROUND UP. IN OUR BEST SEASON OF RACING WE WERE ON THE PODIUM 15 OUT OF 16 RACES.
FEELING THE PRESSURE FROM THE SEEMING ACCELERATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE, WE FELT MOTIVATED TO INVESTIGATE VEHICLES POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY FORMS. ELECTRIC CARS SHOWED MASSIVE POTENTIAL…
A PERFECT FIT
OUR MOTORSPORT BACKGROUND, WITH EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRONICS, VEHICLE DYNAMICS, DESIGN AND FABRICATION MEANT WE HAD A LOT OF TOOLS THAT WOULD BE USEFUL TO BUILDING AN ELECTRIC SUPERCAR.
THE RESULT WAS BLUE LIGHTNING, A LOTUS EVORA CONVERTED TO ELECTRIC USING A TESLA DRIVE UNIT. BLUE LIGHTNING WOULD GO ON TO WIN HEARTS AND RACES IN ITS FIRST YEAR, FULFILLING OUR GOAL TO MAKE BELIEVERS OUT OF THE MOST DIE HARD INTERNAL COMBUSTION FANS.
TESLA MODEL 3
THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP WAS TO START PRODUCING COMPONENTS FOR PRODUCTION ELECTRIC CARS, THE MODEL 3 IS THE PERFECT FIRST PLATFORM AS IT IS HAS MASSIVE POTENTIAL TO BE A VERY FAST SPORTS SEDAN. WE PLAN TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING COMPONENTS FOR FUTURE SPORTY EVS OF ALL MARQUES.